sister-hood is an award-winning digital magazine spotlighting the diverse voices of women of Muslim heritage.

Frequently Asked Questions

These are answers to the questions we get asked the most.

How often do you update the website?
We publish new articles every Wednesday.

When will sister-hood publish my submission?
If your article has been accepted for publication, it will be added to our editorial calendar and published as soon as possible. This can take a few weeks but a member of our team will inform you once it has been published.

What type of content do you publish in sister-hood?
We accept writing and creative work including photography, videos, visual art, poetry and music produced by women and girls of Muslim heritage.

How will I know my piece is published?
A member of our team will send you an email with a link to your article when it is on the site. If you have included your twitter handle you will also be updated via this route.

Why has my text been edited?
In order to provide a consistent house-style and to give the best experience to our readers, texts submitted to sister-hood will be edited by an experienced copy editor/proofreader.

How long is the reviewing process?
Due to the high volumes of content we receive our review process can sometimes take 3-4 days.

Can men contribute to sister-hood?
Not at the moment. sister-hood was established in order to provide an outlet for women of Muslim heritage, who are frequently overlooked in current media.

Can I publish anonymously or use a pseudonym?
Yes. If you wish to post anonymously or under a pseudonym. Let us know and we will protect your identity.

Do I have to publish my photo?
There is no requirement to publish a headshot of yourself with your article. If you would rather that a picture isn’t displayed just let us know.

Does sister-hood only publish personal stories?
No. We have contributors who share political analyses of world events and provide unique insights and perspectives on various topics.

Can I link my bio with my social media accounts?
Yes. We can link to your Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or Tumblr account.

Is this magazine only for Muslims?
The magazine exists to give voice to women of Muslim heritage who are often overlooked in the public discourse. Whilst we only publish content by women of Muslim heritage – which includes ex-Muslims and converts to Islam – the topics and issues raised are intended for all audiences.

Do you publish religious/theological pieces?
Yes we do.

Can I republish or translate this article for my own website?
Not without our permission. If you are interested in republishing any of the content you have seen on sister-hood please email us via to discuss terms.

How do I submit an article?
Articles can be submitted by completing this document and then sending the full submission with any accompanying images to

Can I include images I find on the internet or Google image search with my post?
Probably not. Copyright laws prohibit unauthorized usage of images without permission. If you acquire permission to use an image please provide evidence of that with your submission.

How do I request an interview with sister-hood?
Please email and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

To arrange an interview with our founder, Deeyah Khan please contact her agent: Vicky Cornforth (

I have a question not answered here. What can I do?
Please email and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Do you pay contributors?
sister-hood is a non-profit publication and does not accept advertising nor generate other revenue. Sadly, this means we are not currently in a position to pay contributors. We hope to be able to review this in the future.

sister-hood is currently on hiatus whilst we work on our relaunch. The site will still be available for your reading pleasure.

We'd like to thank all of our readers and contributors for their support over the years and look forward to coming back bigger, better and stronger.

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